Welcome to the website of the AttentionLab, the research group headed by Stefan Van der Stigchel. AttentionLab is part of the Department of Experimental Psychology of Utrecht University. Here you will find an overview of our work and find information about the PhD students and master students involved in the lab. All news and publications from members of the lab will also be posted here. The research conducted by AttentionLab is partly supported by an ERC Consolidator grant.
The aim of AttentionLab is to study our perception and attention in their broadest terms in the healthy population but also in a clinical setting. In AttentionLab, we study attention and visual awareness using various methods, such as eye movement recordings, brain measurements, and psychophysics. We study these functions in various patient populations, like hemianopia, visual neglect and patients with memory deficits. The ultimate goal is to solve the puzzle about how we create a perception of our world.